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#11781 User is offline   Gorefest 

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Posted 24 September 2021 - 10:02 AM

It is because the pop culture references are from a decade or so later than the book. Book's way better. But then the nineties were my decade.
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Posted 25 September 2021 - 08:55 AM

I don't actually think the book is all that good either. Take away the nostalgia and you've got a pretty lackluster story with a bunch of cartoonish characters.
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Posted 28 September 2021 - 08:06 PM

View PostMezla PigDog, on 16 April 2021 - 08:56 PM, said:

I just watched Promising Young Woman. It's very good. It starts really well, kind of dips in the middle and then picks up again. I want to say more but I think it's one of those where any hints will ruin the feels through the movie.


Watched this. It initially threw me off a bit with its tone. I guess I was expecting something more naturalistic, but this has a heightened semi-satire element to it. Kinda feels like Heathers sometimes, but just not to that degree of self-awareness or jokiness all the time. But it's definitely more stylized and structured in a way to hit multiple points it wishes to make, as opposed to the messier 'realism' I expected. Once I caught on to that though, I enjoyed it quite a lot.

Without direct spoilers, I will say
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Anyway yah, quite good overall, very good themes explored, it's just a little more fanciful than I expected in tone, style, and structure.

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Posted 30 September 2021 - 01:13 PM

Well this looks great! I'm glad to see more original movies popping up what with all the sequels and superhero movies out there most of the time.


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Posted 01 October 2021 - 06:28 PM

Cool beans and awesome sauce! So Ridley Scott is actively working on the sequel to Gladiator. Man I have high hopes for that. Filming is supposed to start after he is finished with his Napoleon movie. What-the-whaaa! Shut the front door! Scott is doing a Napoleon movie? Double awesome-possum sauce, sprinkled with cool beans!
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Posted 01 October 2021 - 09:08 PM

^ I got on the Bing search engine and did some queries about that Napoleon movie. It's titled "Kitbag" and will star Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon Bonaparte.
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Posted 03 October 2021 - 08:23 AM

View Postworry, on 28 September 2021 - 08:06 PM, said:


Anyway yah, quite good overall, very good themes explored, it's just a little more fanciful than I expected in tone, style, and structure.


It definitely wasn't what I expected either. The stylised aspect is what makes it good to me. You could do that plot and simply make it miserable throughout. Or you could have gone all out 'female empowerment' movie but those movies have already been made badly and have the women doing traditional male movie stuff and calling it 'empowering'. I found this was entirely female, entirely empowering and utterly bleak. And although it is ultimately unrealistic, that bleakness of the female experience kind of made it perfectly realistic to me. In the sense of 'fundamentally with respect to sexual violence what has actually ever changed for women?' The quirkiness drives it home - entertaining yet awful.

Has anyone seen Bond yet?

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Posted 03 October 2021 - 02:53 PM

Watched Gattaca for the first time over the weekend. Dont know how I hadnt seen it in 24 years, but i enjoyed it. Classic 90s.
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Posted 04 October 2021 - 04:00 AM

View PostMalankazooie, on 01 October 2021 - 06:28 PM, said:

Cool beans and awesome sauce! So Ridley Scott is actively working on the sequel to Gladiator. Man I have high hopes for that. ...


Rumours say prequel. Fnck that. If they haven't got the balls to bring Maximus back from the dead, i'm out.
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Posted 04 October 2021 - 05:36 AM

I assume it will be called Gladiators?
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Posted 04 October 2021 - 06:42 AM

View PostGorefest, on 04 October 2021 - 05:36 AM, said:

I assume it will be called Gladiators?

If it doesn't have a crotchety old Scottish guy starting the contest by going "Gladiators! Are you ready? Contenders! Are you ready?" I'll be very disappointed.

(Dunno if "Gladiators" was a TV show in the 90s for all of you but in the UK it was compulsory Saturday afternoon viewing!)
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Posted 04 October 2021 - 07:17 AM

Nah, we had a completely different show called American Gladiators that was 100x better.
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Posted 04 October 2021 - 12:32 PM

It's not a prequel. It's a sequel and will concern Lucius (the young boy from the first one). Two decades later.

And honestly, if there's one thing Ridley does well MOST of the time, it's period pieces.
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Posted 04 October 2021 - 01:27 PM

View Postworry, on 04 October 2021 - 07:17 AM, said:

Nah, we had a completely different show called American Gladiators that was 100x better.

Oh yeah haha they occasionally did "Gladiators Vs American Gladiators" and I think there was a crossover with the Aussie version too.

But you're wrong. Ours was the best.
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Posted 04 October 2021 - 01:57 PM

Which show had the gauntlet where a canon was firing tennis balls at the contestants and they had to try and hit a target somewhere around the canon?
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Posted 04 October 2021 - 03:18 PM

American Gladiators was that show. A Gladiator was firing the stationary cannon that had foam balls and had a target on top of the cannon. The contestants had to move through a small course to different cannons of their own with much less ammunition and try to hit the gladiator cannon target without being hit themselves.
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Posted 04 October 2021 - 03:35 PM

Oh man I found a full length episode and I'm in full on nostalgia mode...

https://youtu.be/5wUjiFdfwZo
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Posted 04 October 2021 - 05:08 PM

Wow, the American version definitely didn't have Skytrak. That's a very cool/impressive game.
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Posted 04 October 2021 - 05:29 PM

A Gladiator sequel not being based on Nick Cave's script is a waste of time.

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Posted 04 October 2021 - 06:53 PM

View Postpolishgenius, on 04 October 2021 - 05:29 PM, said:

A Gladiator sequel not being based on Nick Cave's script is a waste of time.


That script is so batshit insane that I feel like it's on par with Jodorowsky's Dune as Unmade masterpieces of complete eye-watering insanity.
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